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Bod-Inc: F-080

Florus, Lucius Annaeus

Epitomae rerum Romanorum (ed. Jacobus Barinus).


Analysis of Content

A1r Barinus, Jacobus: [Verse addressed to the reader.] Incipit: ‘Forcia magnorum qui poscit facta virorum | Noscere quos claros Roma superba tulit'; 4 elegiac distichs.

A1v Barinus, Jacobus: [Letter addressed to] Johannes Wilden. Incipit: ‘[N]on possum non admirari, excellentissime vir, tot variis studiorum generibus . . .’ Explicit: sed nunc ad instituta eundum erit

A2r Florus, Lucius Annaeus: Epitomae rerum Romanarum. Flor. Epit. Edited for use in Barinus' lectures at the summer Semester of 1494; see Gustav Bauch, Geschichte des Leipziger Frühhumanismus (Leipzig, 1899), 38.

E7v [Colophon.] ‘Dedicatio operis Flori'. Incipit: ‘Habeas huius clarissimi historici, L. Flori, Epithomata candidissima . . .’

E7v Barinus, Jacobus: [Verse addressed to the reader.] Incipit: ‘Qui legis ethneos facientes fulmina fratres | Gorgonas, Harpiyas quid nisi monstra legis'; 6 elegiac distichs.

E8r [Table of contents.]


Imprint: Leipzig: Martin Landsberg, 4 Apr. 1494. Folio.


Collation: A–D6 E8.


ISTC: if00238200

GW: GW 10100;

Hain: HC 7204;


Proctor: Pr 2946;

Others: Sheppard 2106.

LCN: 14828641


Copy number: F-080(1)

Binding: Nineteenth-century blind-tooled diced calf, with gold fillets.

Size: 309 × 217 × 12 mm.

Size of leaf: 303 × 202 mm.

Initials are supplied in red, blue, or interlocked red and blue; paragraph marks are supplied in red; capital strokes and underlining in red.

Provenance: Willam Parr Greswell (1765-1854). Purchased via Charles J. Stewart at Greswell's sale (London: Sotheby's, 10 Mar. 1855), lot 648, for £0. 13. 0; see Library Bills (1851-5), 418, item 684; Books Purchased (1855), 22.

SHELFMARK: Auct. Q 2.31.

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